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StarTech 2 Port PCI Express 1394a FireWire Card

  • PCI Express to 1394 Card
  • Data Transfer Rate 400/200/100 Mbps
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This FireWire 400 card connects to a computer PCI Express (PCIe) slot to provide two FireWire 6-pin Female ports, making it easy to connect FireWire 400 devices even if the computer motherboard doesn't offer a FireWire port.

Delivering enhanced compatibility, reliability and energy efficiency, the card uses a native single chip design that offers superior performance compared to bridged chipset FireWire cards, allowing you to harness true PCI Express performance.

With support for full FireWire 400 data transfer rates of up to 400Mbps, this card is the ideal selection for connecting a broad range of devices including external hard drives, DV camcorders, HD video cameras, personal multimedia devices and more.

  • newegg Add FireWire Ports to PC Based on native PCI Express single chipset design, the StarTech PEX1394A2 card adds two 6-pin FireWire 400 ports to your PCI Express equipped computer for easy connection to various FireWire devices, such as digital camcorders, external hard drives, and more.
  • newegg PCI Express Interface The use of PCI Express interface ensures fast, bottleneck-free data transfer performance.

Learn more about the STARTECH PEX1394A2




PCI Express to 1394 Card
External 1394 Ports
2x 1394 Ports
Data Transfer Rate
400/200/100 Mbps
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Physical Spec

0.35 lb.(Package)


Compliant with PCI Express Specification 1.0a
Compliant With Provisions of IEEE Std 1394-1995 for a High-Performance Serial Bus and IEEE Std 1394a -2000.
Easy to Install and use
Provides high speed data transfer rates of up to 400 Mbps

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • James D.
  • 10/16/2009 7:41:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot for linux

Pros: Works ok in windows

Cons: Does not work at all in Linux. (Ubuntu 9.04)

Other Thoughts: I decided to give this card a chance since almost no firewire cars say they work in linux and it was cheaper than most. It didnt work.

I ended up buying a Fireboard blue which is a TI chipset and it works in linux and works better in windows.

It works, but I would only recommend it if you arent willing to dish out the $20 extra for a fireboard.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/14/2009 4:45:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Good

Pros: It's PCI Express and low profile for Dell Optiplex Small Form Factor Computers.

Cons: It's a low profile card, and the manufacture web site said it came with a low profile bracket. I spent 20 minutes in the garage with a hack saw and hammer forming a low profile bracket. I spent another 15 minutes trying to get it out of the welded packaging. After that, installation took about 1 minute.

Other Thoughts: Bought it for my Digidesign 003 Rack, it does support a large number of track recordings at one time. The card came with 2 1394 ports.

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